Henry: 'Public Safety isn’t Just About the Police'

The second annual North Baltimore Public Safety Summit is scheduled for Saturday.

Keeping North Baltimore safe is more than just the police arresting criminals, Councilman Bill Henry said.

Henry said the second North Baltimore Public Safety Summit, scheduled to start at 8 a.m., Saturday, at the Morgan State Student Center Auditorium, 1700 E. Cold Spring Lane, would be about helping residents understand other aspects of the criminal justice system.

"We continue to try to reach out to an ever expanding group of neighbors to make sure as many of the citizens of Baltimore are aware of all the different things they can be doing to help improve public safety in their own neighborhoods," Henry said. "As much as we would like to think that the police can keep us safe, the truth of the matter is that the police can only ever do about so much."

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein is slated to be the keynote speaker at the summit, which will address topics ranging from neighborhood watch to cyber security.

"Public safety isn’t just about the police. It’s about making sure that once criminals are caught they actually go away and stay away," Henry said.  

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